J9 Ray

J9 was first identified July 20, 2011 at Manta Heaven by Scott Blain.

She was curious and mustered up the nerve to dart past the camera and lights on her first encounter with the cameraman’s bubbles. She squirmed a little trying to stay brave but eventually took off. J9 has been seen a handful of times at Manta Heaven since her identification and every time she remained in the shadows around the campfire.

SPECIES

Mobula Alfredi (reef)

GENDER

Female

WINGSPAN

6-8 feet

MARKINGS

V with 2 diamonds in the middle

IDENTIFIED BY

Scott Blain.

IDENTIFICATION DATE

07/20/2011

J9 Ray'S MARKINGS

J9 has several dots that make up her spot pattern as they form an outer V with two smaller diamond shapes in the middle.

J9 Ray's Injuries/scarring

J9 Ray is missing her left cephalic fin

How was J9 Ray Named?

J9 is named after our dear friend Janine Maira, a local boat captain, scuba instructor, mother to twins, and manta enthusiast.

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J9 Ray is missing her left cephalic fin

J9 Ray is missing her left cephalic fin

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